About Us

Hadoopsters is an informational blog for Hadoop users, by Hadoop users.

Our mission is to provide a central place to publish technical Hadoop information, but primarily tutorials, tips and tricks to help developers, engineers, architects, and solution managers better inform themselves and their decisions in respect to Hadoop and Big Data.

The Hadoopsters logo was lovingly drawn and created by Aaron Schwartz.

Who are the Hadoopsters?


Landon Robinson, James Barney, and and you! It’s our passion to show the Hadoop world just how impactful this platform can be for our data-driven future, and more importantly, how you can leverage it — and even contribute back!

Origin of “Hadoopsters”


In 2014, a couple of young college grads began working in the wide wonderful world of Hadoop, in all its splendor. The two were just starting out at a large company that was beginning to stand up its first Hadoop infrastructure. Both dove headfirst into the opportunity to soak up knowledge on the platform, and were hungry to contribute back to its open source community.

Need a term besides “developers” or “engineers” to label themselves, the two coined the phrase “hadoopsters” in hopes of it sticking. And thus, the term was born — as was this blog (except for it taking a year to start up).

The composition of the Hadoopsters team is comprised of members from multiple companies (Lowe’s, Time Warner Cable, Clarity, etc), but all have a passion in learning and sharing Hadoop knowledge.

The Gist


This blog is dedicated to helping you understand Hadoop more, as well as what you can accomplish with it. That means extensive programming guides, convenient tips and tricks, and helpful tutorials to help you solve problems on your Hadoop cluster — or just teach you something cool, fun and new.

This blog is currently maintained by Landon Robinson. Contributors include James Barney, Goutham Koneru, Adam Franklin, Gopi Pothireddi and Landon. Contributions in the form of articles will be posted on a regular basis every week. We hope to build something fun and useful here, and at the same time, spread developer/engineer-level knowledge to the community. After all, we could always use more good documentation. 😉

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Permissions


This site is here to help you get your job done. In general, you may use the code on this site in your programs and documentation. You do not need to contact us for permission unless you’re reproducing a significant portion of the code.

For example, writing a program that uses several lines of code from this book does not require permission. Selling or distributing examples from this site does require permission. Answering a question by citing this site and quoting example code does not require permission. Incorporating a significant amount of example code from this book into your product’s documentation does require permission.

We appreciate, but do not require, formal attribution. An attribution usually includes the title, author, publisher, and ISBN. For example: “Hadoopsters: Tutorials, Tips and Tricks for Hadoop (hadoopsters.wordpress.com).”

If you feel your use of code examples falls outside fair use or the permission given here, feel free to contact us at hadoopsters@gmail.com.

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